R/D Sr Project Manager

United Dwelling United Dwelling Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Sep 14 '21Posted on:

R&D Senior Project Manager

At United Dwelling, we are on a mission to change lives and pursue passionate and energetic people who want to join us on our journey. In our effort to build hope within the communities we serve, we partner with homeowners and developers to incorporate innovative ways to transform.

About the Role


We are seeking a Senior Project Manager with experience in managing residential design & construction projects. In this role, you will work within a small, dedicated team on all aspects of designing and constructing prefabricated modular/factory-built Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the Los Angeles area. Daily tasks will range from developing and administering project schedules, coordinating with other project managers, managing workflow and reviewing the work of R+D Designers, coordinating with and managing consultants, developing concept diagrams, design documents, and visualizations, performing site visits, and producing supplemental construction documents and details. You will gain extensive hands-on experience from concept through construction.


This is a full-time salaried position with competitive benefits and the ability to work primarily from home while the world continues to grapple with Covid-19 and its variants. 




  • Lead a small team of designers to iterate existing designs and in the research and development of new, innovative product designs
  • Coordinate with consultants, such as structural, civil, and landscape, as well as vendors, such as solar and our factory builder
  • Review shop drawings and samples from our fabrication partners and obtain approval from upper management and key construction team stakeholders
  • Develop and administer gantt chart schedules for multiple concurrent projects
  • Determine milestones, assign tasks, and track progress
  • Ensure work is completed, reviewed, and revised in a timely manner in order to meet deadlines
  • Be knowledgeable of materials, products, and industry innovations
  • Support the construction team in developing construction instructions that inform site preparation, foundation assembly, delivery method, and the finishing of our units
  • Support the Land Use and Entitlement division by developing and upkeeping typical development site plans 
  • Lead quality assurance efforts including the development of forms, data collecting procedures, and quality progress reports 
  • Produce presentation decks that include sketches and visualizations to communicate project progress to leadership and other stakeholders
  • Assist other Project Managers and lead R+D Designers in developing and iterating innovative products while meeting project timelines
  • Support other departments, such as marketing and sales
  • Recommend changes to existing procedures and help establish new processes
  • Perform other duties as required


  •  Degree in Architecture
  • Licensed architect preferred, but not required
  • 5-7 years’ experience as a Project Manager (or Junior Associate/Associate) in the architecture or product development industries
  • Experience with BIM/3D software required, ArchiCAD or Revit experience preferred. 
  • Proficiency in creating and managing gantt charts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and time management skills
  • In-depth knowledge of local and state codes pertaining to ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units)
  • Understanding of building systems and construction techniques utilized in Type V construction
  • Experience in prefabricated modular/factory-built housing design or construction a plus
  • Only persons currently residing in and able to legally work in the US will be considered. No international applicants for this position, please.

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